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Eric Bailly doesn't want to play again under José Mourinho, he rejects AS Roma

The center-back rejected AS Roma, as he is close to join a Spanish club

By Harry Smith

The center-back rejected AS Roma, as he is close to join a Spanish club
The center-back rejected AS Roma, as he is close to join a Spanish club
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It has been a busy day in Old Trafford’s offices, as more than one player is on its way out of the club. After the negotiations with Sevilla FC for the loan of Alex Telles escalated quickly, the good relationship between clubs may cause another move in the near future.

According to ‘The Sun’, Eric Bailly was really close to sign permanently with Italian giants, AS Roma, but the situation has taken an U-turn after a call from Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi, who convinced the player to come back to the Spanish LaLiga, where he started his career with RCD Espanyol and Villarreal.

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The sixth time Europa League winners, Sevilla, are in a lookout for a new center-back after the departure of both Diego Carlos and Jules Koundé. According to Spanish newspaper ‘Diario AS’, is considered the main target in defense, as he would only cost around 15 million euros, and Manchester United would be open to sell him.

However, Sevilla must hurry to close the deal, because the newly promoted team, Fulham, have made an offer for the Ivorian, as per ‘Football Insider’. At 28 years old, Bailly must decide whether to stay in England, either at Old Trafford or Fulham, or return to Spain, where he could play regularly.

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It was José Mourinho, who took Eric Bailly to Manchester United after paying 36 million euros for the defender, who at that time, was one of the most promising young players in the world. In his first year under the Portuguese manager, he won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup. Nevertheless, the constant injuries hindered his career as he struggled to become a starter for the team.


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